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Top Michigan Museums - The Awesome Mitten

14 of the Best Michigan Museums

Feeling a little cabin fever? Get out and learn something! The Mitten State has a museum to suit any interest, ranging from our state’s great history and art to bottle

Michigan State Capitol Fire 1882

In the early nineteenth century, Michigan’s State Capitol could be found in Detroit. However, due to concerns about its proximity to Canada – the war of 1812 had just ended

Michigan Fudge!

It’s almost impossible to say the words “Mackinac Island” without tagging “fudge” on the end. And despite the fact that the awesome treat has become synonymous with its island namesake,

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - The Awesome Mitten

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

You’ve probably heard the song and you might have heard a little about the boat itself. It was the tenth of November, 1975. The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald had set sail

The Nomination of Gerald R. Ford

It was October 12, 1973. Spiro Agnew, only recently resigned from the office of Vice President due to criminal charges including tax evasion and money laundering, needed a replacement. President

The Purple Carrot

It’s hard to miss The Purple Carrot. Michigan’s first “farm to fork” food stand is more than just a colorful lunch truck. It’s an ideal. It’s a lifestyle. It’s really,

El Oasis Antojitos Mexicanos

Arguably, the best Mexican food to be had in the Lansing area can be found at El Oasis Antojitos Mexicanos. Located at the corner Michigan Avenue and Francis on the

Lansing River Trail

This is my love letter to the Lansing River Trail. The Lansing River Trail is often overshadowed by all of the amazing places it connects, including Lansing’s Old Town, where

King of the Grill

King of the Grill and its founder, Fred Mendoza and crew, are doing their best to bring some special flavors to the Lansing area. It’s not too often that you

Drummond Island

Drummond Island, one of the largest islands in Lake Huron, can be found just off of M-134, on the east side of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Actually, that’s a little misleading,

MSU Dairy Store

I’m afraid to admit that it’s been awhile since I was last at the MSU Dairy Store, too long, in fact. As I stepped into the store, I couldn’t help

Awesome Mitten - Sandhill Crane Vineyard

Sandhill Crane Vineyards

Winery & Tasting Room Open year round 4724 Walz Road Jackson, Mich. 49201 517.764.0679 Dexter Tasting Room Open from late Aug. to mid Nov. Hours: Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 5

Michigan Weimaraner Rescue

“All pure-bred dogs have a rescue,” Chris Conklin, founder and current state coordinator for Michigan Weimaraner Rescue said. She then rattled off close to a dozen different breeds and their corresponding